Once upon a Summer past, I worked at a hospital in rural Tennessee. The majority of my time was spent with mentally unstable patients. ‘Suicide Watch’ is a term that doesn’t even draw a reaction from me now, it was a common occurrence there. 274 more words
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What is the concept of Addiction?
Addiction: Depending on National Institute on Drug of Abuse (NIDA) addiction is a compulsive drug use despite harmful consequences, characterized by an inability to stop using a drug; failure to meet work, social, or family obligations; and, sometimes (depending on the drug), tolerance and withdrawal(reflect physical dependence).According to American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry, in which dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. 1,920 more words
What’s up everyone, hope all is “keeping it sober” this week!!
One of the many tools I learned in early recovery was the ability to, “hold on” and “do nothing.” If your like me, then you love to react to every thing that life throws your way, no matter how major or minor the situation can be. 384 more words
I’m moving 1,600+ miles away from my family. I’m leaving behind the famous cashew chicken and the infamous meth usage my hometown is know for and going to a place where I probably can’t afford either of those things anyway (nor do I want the latter, anyway). 441 more words